Thursday, September 29, 2011

Housekeeping

My life is total chaos right now and I'm sorry that my blog has lacked thought/content lately.  I promise to be back with posts that actual update y'all on my life and happenings in my neck of the woods, but I'm hoping to have some good changes coming my way and I don't want to jinx anything by writing about it!!

So, for lack of a better post, I'm going to give you a random list of things that are floating around in my brain...

1. Surprisingly, I really liked Charlie's Angels last week.  It was a giant departure from the original series that I absolutely loved, but I thought it was very good!  Did y'all watch it? Thoughts?

2. On that same note, I really, really liked Hart of Dixie.  I just love Rachel Bilson and I thought the show was very cute and could have lasting potential.  What did y'all think?

3. On the job front...I don't want to say too much because I am awaiting some very important phone calls and don't want to jinx anything.  BUT, I do have two phone calls that I am waiting on. One place, I have completed the background check, drug test, and typing test...and they say I am awaiting a start date...DOES THAT MEAN I HAVE THE JOB?! Ugh... Can you tell this is stressing me out?!  If y'all have any advice/words of wisdom, please feel free to share!

UPDATE: I GOT THE JOB...NOT THE ONE I WAS COMPLAINING ABOUT BUT THE ONE I DIDN'T THINK I WAS QUALIFIED FOR AT ALL!!!!!!!!! 

4. I have gotten a few GREAT questions for my future vlog{s}, but would love to have a few more!  I know I have lots of new followers and would love to hear from you guys of anything you want to know about me!!  Go to {this post} and leave me your questions! Pretty much anything is on the table!

5. If you follow me on Twitter {which you totally should be!}, you may have noticed that I tweeted about how Kate Spade was having a "Flash Sale" and how unhappy I was that this was the second time that they have done this when I have no job/money! Well, Tom is the best fiance ever because he got me something!!  AND, it will be here tomorrow or Monday! Yay!!  It might be time to semi-retire the black Tory Burch bag that I have carried faithfully for a year and a half!

6. My Mom sent me another package this week {yay!} with some things that I picked out from Lands' End. Last week they had a sale on their sale items...extra 25% off things that were already ridiculously cheap!

Here are my goodies:

{I had to go a size up in the jacket because they didn't have my normal size so it is a bit big, but it will be perfect over chunky sweaters when it is super cold!}

{pretty purple cardigan}

{navy skirt...a steal at $9!}
7. Holy cow y'all, is anyone else watching Dancing with the Stars?? Can I just say that I want J.R. Martinez to win sooo bad! His dance Monday was amazing!


8. I will leave you with this sweet picture of Elli! She treats her Wubba like it is a baby doll! She absolutely loves it!


I hope y'all have a great Thursday!!
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tabs for Erin Condren Planner

I absolutely love my Erin Condren planner but did not like how the tabs were only made of cardstock and they would bend and get all messed up.

Well, I saw this idea over on the little princess blog and wanted to pass this along to y'all.

I decided to take pictures and do a video.  The video is very sub-par, I tried to film it on my iPhone and realized it was next to impossible to do the tabs while holding the phone {hence why there is an awful, ugly upwards shot of me for the entire duration of the video...please ignore the double chin; who doesn't have one when they are looking way down and tucking their chin to their neck?!}.

Pictures/directions first...

{Unprotected Tabs}

{Solution...Avery 1 1/2" Adhesive Tabs}

{Take the tab...}

{...peel it open...}

{...all the way...}
{...center it on the tab and pull off the white sticker...}

{...repeat on the other side and press firmly to make sure it is all stuck!}
And now for the video...be kind!


Don't forget to list questions in {this} post for my next vlog...

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

One for the Money




I am so excited for this movie! I started reading this series last year but got too busy with school to get past the fourth book.  So, my mission is to get caught up on the series before the movie comes out in January!

Plus, for your viewing pleasure, here is the trailer! Looks really good to me!!




Don't forget to comment on this post and leave me some questions for my next vlog!!

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Jumping on that Bandwagon Again

I've noticed that several of the blogs that I read has opened their blog up for questions from their loyal readers.  I would like to do the same thing!

I truly value every single comment that y'all leave me.  You can always ask me questions and I will answer you back, but I thought I would post this to maybe spark some questions...

Ask me anything {well almost anything}.  Like what kind of makeup I wear, where I shop, what I like to read, how the job hunt is going, when Tom and I are getting married...like I said, almost anything!

Maybe I'll even do another vlog...

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Monday's Style File: Pippa Middleton

I decided to create a weekly link-up for everyone that is constantly bookmarking pictures of celebrities that serve as style inspiration for future outfits.  I know I for one have huge files on my computer of celebrities that I love and styles that I want to try.  If you follow me on Pinterest, you have probably seen my board called "Celebrity Style File" where I pin every celebrity style that I am loving and itching to re-create!!





This week I'm featuring: Pippa Middleton.

Much like her sister, Pippa always knows how to dress.  She always emerges on the streets of London put together and looking effortlessly chic as she goes about her daily life.  I would love to have half of her wardrobe {again, much like her sister!!}.

Here are just a few of my favorite looks:























Source: google.com via Courtney on Pinterest



Source: people.com via Courtney on Pinterest







To see even more of my Celebrity File Pins, check out my board on Pinterest!

Now, grab my button, link-up, and show us the celebrity style you are loving this week!




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Friday, September 23, 2011

Scarf Swap!!

I participated in the 3rd Annual Blog Swap from over at The Tichenor Family blog!

My blog partner was Gina from Preppy Mama.  I asked her what her style is like and she told me that she wears a lot of neutrals.  I found this great scarf and thought that while it was neutral it still offered some pattern...

{I even got to use one of my Erin Condren stickers!}


Gina asked me what my "style" was...I told her I normally stick to wearing neutral colors {lots of black/white/navy/brown} but love the pop of color that a scarf provides.

Well, she definitely delivered!! I absolutely love my scarf!!

{Isn't this packaging so cute?!}


{I LOVE the Lilly notecard!!}






Thank you so much, Gina!! I love it!! 

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

I Love Getting Mail!!

This week has been a great week for me getting mail.  I usually get the occasional junk mail or magazine, but this week I received several packages in the mail!!

On Monday, I received my scarf from the scarf swap!! I absolutely love it and will post more about it tomorrow!

On Tuesday, I got home from the gym to find out that my mom had sent me a package! I knew that she was going to ship my cowboy boots that I had new tips put on but did not expect her to slip any surprises in!!

Here are my goodies:



{Man, I missed these boots...}

{My newly re-tipped cowboy boots!}

{Mom read this book and said it was great and she passed it along to me!}

{New ruffle cardigan for the future work situation...}

{Pretty necklace that my sissy picked out for me!}

{Beautiful blue sweater for the future job}

{I had to send my mom pictures letting her know how much I loved my surprises! Excuse the messy room and the iPhone pictures!}

{I love, love, love both of these sweaters and the necklace!!}
Yesterday, I discovered that my grandmother had sent me a package, as well!!  She sent me some books that she had finished and passed along to me!

{I made her these notecards for her birthday...it's Lilly background for her name!}

{More books!!}
I just love getting mail!!!

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